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May 3, 2013 10:46 PM by Erin Steuber

53rd Annual Crawfish Festival Host to People from Across Country

The temperatures might be a bit chilly, but the crawfish are boiling hot this weekend in Breaux Bridge. The 53rd Annual Crawfish Festival is now underway, so if you're in pinch for something to do, head over to Breaux Bridge.

From music, to rides, art, food, beer and, of course, plenty of crawfish, the crawfish capital of the world, Breaux Bridge, is playing host to people from across the country, even the world.

"We traveled down from Little Rock, Arkansas," said first-time festival goer, Eric Sanders. "A crew of us, we rolled down here just for this event."

The group drove from Arkansas Friday morning for a friend's birthday, Brad Chambers.

"They are the best crawfish anywhere," said Chambers. "I've eaten them in Arkansas, but they don't compare to down here, I can promise you that."

The group is excited to take in the culture, the music and of course the crawfish, but not all of them have tried them yet.

"I'm just looking forward to just digging in, going crazy with it," said Sanders.

B & L Boilers are the only crawfish vendors at the festival, and have been for the past 36 years. This weekend alone they are planning on selling between 8 and 12,000 pounds of crawfish, and they promise not to run out.

"I enjoy watching people eat, having a good time and serving people," said Boiler Marshall Blanchard. "Crawfish, it's my livelihood."



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